400 Pork Plant Workers Without Symptoms Test Positive for CCP Virus

By | May 11, 2020

This (Chinese Communist Party) CCP Virus

  • At the Beginning this was quite scary. Too many unknowns.
  • Now Governors, especially PRICKster, have (ORDER NOT LAW) to wear masks. (lock the barn after the horses run out).
  • This is quite tyrannical and the Illinois Militia needs to rise up at take our state back from the would be dictators of the (mostly) democratic party
  • Leave comments with either contact info or hit me up for gather locations.

Epoch Time Article

Nearly 400 Pork Plant Workers Without Symptoms Test Positive for CCP Virus

ZACHARY STIEBER

Hundreds of workers at a pork plant in Missouri have tested positive for the CCP virus even while not showing any symptoms, state officials said.

Nearly 400 employees and contract workers for Triumph Foods tested positive as of the latest update, The Hill reported, citing the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

The department didn’t immediately respond to a request from The Epoch Times for comment.

Officials said they’re working on contacting the workers who tested positive as well as tracing people who came into contact with those who are infected.

Testing of all Triumph workers in St. Joseph started last month. The DHSS said May 1 that 305 workers tested positive, many of whom were asymptomatic.

The testing was done primarily on employees who weren’t showing symptoms of COVID- 19. Symptoms include chills, fatigue, and fever.

“ We appreciate the willingness from employees of Triumph Foods to be tested and the collaboration with local health care providers to help prevent further spread of COVID- 19 in this community. Partnering with providers and local health departments to test people, both symptomatic and asymptomatic, is part of our ‘box-in’ strategy with this virus moving forward,” Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS, said in a statement announcing the testing.

A significant percentage of people who contract the illness never show symptoms, and can transmit the virus when asymptomatic, according to federal health officials.

Around 17 percent of those

who were tested were found to have the virus as of May 3, according to Triumph Foods. People who tested positive were notified and asked to self-isolate at home for at least seven days. They will be paid while missing work.

Mark Campbell, CEO of Triumph Foods, thanked employees for undergoing testing.

“The test results will be critical to helping us understand where the coronavirus is in our facilities and communities,” Campbell said in a video message.

“ We will continue to deep clean, sanitize, and disinfect our workplace, and ask that all of you practice good preventative measures of social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wearing a face mask.”

As of May 4, Missouri had 8,887 total confirmed CCP virus cases and 383 deaths from COVID- 19.

Hundreds of patients remain in hospitals, including about 100 on ventilators.

Meat processing companies have struggled amid the pandemic with outbreaks of the virus, and a number of plants have shut down in recent weeks.

Among approximately 130,000 workers across 19 states, nearly 5,000 cases were confirmed, a government report said last week. Twenty of those patients have died.

Facilities that have remained open or later reopened have adopted a range of measures, including installing outdoor break areas, plexiglass barriers between workers, and adjusted stop and start times of shifts and breaks.